Modeling and Simulation Support for Answering Commanders' Priority Intelligence Requirements
UNITED STATES ARMY COMMAND AND CONTROL DIRECTORATE (CERDEC) FORT MONMOUTH NJ
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A critical element of Command and Control decision-making support in the battlespace is answering the commanders priority intelligence requirements PIRs in a timely manner and with adequate accuracy. In 2003, the Army initiated a science and technology objective STO program entitled Fusion Based Knowledge for the Future Force to conduct the RD necessary to provide automated support for answering PIRs at the Unit of Action brigade-level force. The FBKFF STO program has discovered that the modeling and simulation capabilities of today fall short in numerous key areas underlying the required realism, scope, richness and complexity of battlespace scenarios of today and of the Future Force. This paper a identifies and describes these shortfalls in detail, b describes the software development and manual work arounds we have carried out to address some of them, and c explains why these capabilities are needed to support RD targeted at solving problems involving information analysis, interpretation, and gathering that underpin the ability to answer PIRs. We also present our current view of what a sophisticated modeling and simulation environment would have as capabilities to adequately support such data fusion RD. integrated into an automated simulation environment the ability to generate, and adjust, the volume of reports to reflect the severe information overload on analysts and interoperability with the current and future force intelligence and other Army Battle Command System processors.
- Command, Control and Communications Systems